THE ALLURE OF A SUNSET

Somehow, sunsets cast an allure that seems irresistible to me!  Whether it’s the color variations, the romanticism, or the endless distinctive possibilities – I couldn’t say.  But I do know living close to the beach seems to intensify that allure.  Each sunset shoot leads me to conclude this will be my last for a while, only to find myself being drawn back again and again.  It is the allure of a sunset!

So I give to you a few more of the famous Huntington Beach sunsets, which have been incredibly beautiful recently.

The recent weather patterns over southern California have made for some amazing sunsets.  Of course, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a sunset that wasn’t amazing!

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~ by photographyfree4all on January 19, 2011.

45 Responses to “THE ALLURE OF A SUNSET”

  1. I ❤ sunsets. So many amazing colors all in one place. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  2. Steve, you have outdone yourself again. Those are magnificent sunset pictures. I don’t know which would be my favorite.

    I am reminde of the time recently when a lady asked me why I didn’t have more sunset photos. I told her that at my age, when it is time for the sun to set, I am on my patio drinking a margarita.

    Bob

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  3. Nice! #2 stands out as my fav….

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  4. They look like amazing sunsets, I love that pier too.

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  5. Fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing! We used to live in Fort Walton Beach, FL where we witnessed many a colorful sunset on the gorgeous white sandy beaches there. In contrast, we now live in the high desert in Arizona — also a great place to shoot amazing sunset pics!

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  6. Literally, breath-taking!

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  7. absolutely incredible …..

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  8. Thank you Jeanetta. I guess I’m a sucker for a sunset! I’m drawn to them like a bee is to honey. Thank for stopping by. Hope you’ll continue to jump in with your comments! Thanks!

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  9. Thanks Angelia! I’m glad you take time to stop by here and especially leave a comment. It’s helpful and encouraging to me! Thanks so much!

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  10. Thanks, Derrick! I like the sun as it peeks through the pier creating a starburst of light. Grateful for your many comments. Stop by often and jump in with a comment every time!

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  11. Thanks 4! You never know whether the sunset will give you yellows, oranges, pinks, or any combination until it happens. That’s what fascinates me! Stop by any time!

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  12. Wow!! All I can say is wow I love them. I too seem to take so many sunsets. However, like you living in California, I live in Florida and am blessed with some amazing sunsets and can’t resist snapping a photo.
    God bless.

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  13. There you go again, Bob, encouraging me! Making me feel like I have a small idea of what I’m doing! 🙂

    HAHA! Had to laugh at your reason for not having too many sunset shots, though! Gotta love your humor, Bob!

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  14. Arizona high desert – I bet you do see some amazing sunsets, Barb!! I’m always happy when I see a comment form you! Thanks for stopping by and encouraging me along the way!

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  15. Thank you so much for this kind comment, Aisling! That is the famous Ruby’s Diner at the end of the pier – a two tier diner that is completely glass on the side that faces the ocean! It’s a great view and some pretty good burgers, too! Don’t wait too long to jump in again with another comment!

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  16. Great shots Steve! If I was voting I would pick #2. The colors and the reflection of the sun are absolutely amazing!

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  17. These are all gorgeous photos. Location, location, location matters in everything!!

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  18. These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing your sunsets. We’re in our usual winter gray period right now and it’s great to be able to look at colorful skies. 🙂

    I grew up on the east coast so for me it was all about the sunrise rather than the sunset.

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  19. Amazing pictures once again…I would love to see a sunset like this now…that would take me to the nice summer weather instead this blah and gray winter weather we have now. Or somewhere in the mountains up high where the sun shines…
    Jacqueline

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  20. Lovely set Steve!!!! the ones here recently have been “less than spectacular” 🙂

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  21. Love that middle shot. Agreed, sunsets are magic. We see some pretty ones up here in the Puget Sound too.

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  22. I like that one too, Michael. It’s an interesting capture of the sun’s position behind the pier and restaurant. Love your comments – keep jumping in. Thanks!

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  23. So true, martina! I’m glad you stopped by and shared this comment! Thank you for your kind words of encouragement!

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  24. Thank you, Robin! I’m very familiar with the winter gray having spent my childhood in Iowa. I love sunrises equally as much as sunsets. they’re different, but beautiful! Always love to read your comments!

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  25. I love the mountains, Jacqueline! There is so much beauty all around them. I was just telling Robin that I understand your gray skies, having grown up in Iowa. The sun could literally disappear for days, even weeks. But, spring will soon be upon us and that means everything will come cack to life!! Great comment – thanks for sharing it!

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  26. I was noticing the same thing here the last few nights, Michael! They’re sunsets – but absent are the elements that truly create the beauty! Thanks for stopping by, Michael!

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  27. I would love to see your sunsets, Dawn! I’m sure they are so beautiful – that is such a beutiful area! I could spend everyday photographing sunsets, I think! 🙂

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  28. You are soooooo lucky to be able to see sunsets! On the east coast, there is only one spot where we can see them and it is very tricky to get to. When we visit Naples, FL we make a point to go see the sunset every night on the beach. It’s a lovely way to say ‘goodnight’!

    Love the second image!

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  29. Thanks Tracy! When you discover that “sunset spot” it’s certainly easy to be drawn back to it, isn’t it? Thanks for voting!

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  30. Beautiful!

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  31. Great shots! You did a beautiful job capturing the colors!

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  32. Wow – aMAzing shots!!!

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  33. I love these!

    I knew from the thumbnail that it had to be Ruby’s. We used to go there all the time when I was little.

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  34. Thank you, Kristi! I’m so glad you stopped by today. I hope you’ll come back again. Thanks for leaving a comment, too! I really appreciate that.

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  35. I appreciate your kind words, Alison! I’m so glad you stopped by today!

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  36. Thanks, Sally! It’s great to hear such praise! Thank you for stopping by today! I really hope you’ll come by again, soon!

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  37. Thank you for this great comment, Lizzi! Who doesn’t love Ruby’s! This is probably the most recognizable one, too! I’m really glad you stopped by today! Thanks!

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  38. STUNNING…capturing the beauty of the everyday! 🙂

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  39. Hi Julie. I’m so glad you stopped by and left this comment. I really appreciate it! Sometimes the things we see everyday are the most beautiful!

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  40. Gorgeous! We never seen anything like this in the landlocked winter landscape of the northeast.

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  41. Thank you, Karen! Just remember, it will be spring soon! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll continue to encourage with your comments! Great job!

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  42. i love the sunsetting, too… mine are over lakes and mountains… yours are stunning!

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  43. Thank you, Patty! Your shots are beautiful, too. I’m glad you stopped by today! I hope you’ll be back!

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  44. Beautiful sunset shots, Steve! Sorry about my absence from the blogging world recently, I’m finally back!
    I know what you mean about sunsets, they’re all so unique and magnificent. I can never understand why people don’t spend their evenings gazing at them ifd they have the oportunity!
    These are particularly stunning. I like the middle shot in particular. It has a certain strength and coherence in the composition. I love the way the pier is clearly picked out against the fiery sky… Excellent shots!

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  45. Hi Kai!! Welcome back!! I always wonder when I don’t see any activity for a while from someone who has been a pretty regular contributor here! I’m glad you’re back! Your comments are so good and important to me! I think the second/middle shot has some promise, too! Thanks for jumping back in, Kai! 🙂

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